River Days

River Days Events

Blue Devil Logo Hunt - Monday, August 23-Friday, September 10

50 Riverland Blue Devil logos will be hidden throughout the four Riverland buildings (Ausin East, Austin West, Albert Lea, and Owatonna) throughout the first 3 weeks of classes.  If you find a Riverland Blue Devil Logo bring it to the Student Services Office to receive a prize!  Prizes can include Riverland shirts, hats, mugs, bumper stickers, bookstore gift certificates, and more!

Email Drive - Monday, August 23-Friday, September 10

Send student.life@riverland.edu an email from your Riverland email to be entered into a drawing to win Riverland gear Monday, August 23-Friday, September 10.  You get an extra entry if you send a screenshot of your email on your phone!

Syllabus Scavenger Hunt Quiz

Complete this Syllabus Scavenger Hunt for each class that you have!  You get one entry into the drawing per class you complete a Syllabus Scavenger Hunt Quiz for.  For example, if you have 3 classes and submit a Scaventer Hunt Quiz for each class, you will get three entries into the drawing for AirPods, a Riverland sweatshirt and mug, or a Riverland bumper sticker and $10 Bookstore Gift Certificate.

Cedar River Farmer's Market - Fridays from 3-7pm

Riverland students are invited to attend the Cedar River Farmer's Market in Austin on Fridays from 3-7pm.  This event includes live music, food trucks, and various vendors with items such as baked goods, eggs, jewelry, and more.  Students can get a ride to the Cedar River Farmer's Market from the main door of the Austin East building.

Weekly DEI Kahoots

Each week there will be a Kahoot about a different topic related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  Students complete the Kahoot on their own time, winners are notified via email. The Kahoot is made available Tuesday and must be completed by the Friday of that week.  Prizes include Rierland Sweatshirts, water bottles, gift cards, and Riverland Bookstore Gift Cards.  Prizes vary by the week.  The link to the Weekly DEI Kahoots can be found in the Weekly newsletter in your email.

Quiz:  What Riverland Involvement Fits You Best? Monday, August 23-Friday, September 10

Take the "What Riverland Involvement Fits You Best Quiz" to find out personalized ways you can get involved at Riverland! Students that are involved where they go to college and feel a sense of belonging there are more likely to stay until graduation! The link to access this quiz will be posted on Monday, August 30. The quiz will always be available; but, to win a prize, students must complete this quiz by Friday, September 10. Students that participate have a chance to win one of three Riverland t-shirt and $10 Bookstore gift certificate sets.

Quiz:  What is Your Learning Style? Monday, August 23-Friday, September 10

Take this quiz to find out what learning style fits you and what kind of study techniques you can use to be successful this semester! The link to access this quiz will be posted Monday, September 6. The quiz will always be available; but, to win a prize, students must complete this quiz by Friday, September 10. Students that participate have a chance to win one of three Riverland cup/mug and $10 Bookstore gift certificate sets.

Monday, August 23, 2021

River Days Greeting Stations

Stop by a greeting station for giveaways, answers to any questions you have, or for some directions!

  • Austin (East & West) & Albert Lea-Monday, August 23 & Tuesday, August 24 7:30am-1pm
  • Owatonna- Monday, September 6 & Tuesday, September 7 7:30am-1pm
Chalk It Up & Freezie Pops

chalk it up poster

Stop by for a freezie pop and to draw a design on the sidewalk. If you are not on campus, you can participate by drawing something in chalk at your house and sending the picture to Student Life The most liked designs on our social media will receive a $10 gift card to the Riverland Bookstore.

  • Austin & Albert Lea Monday, August 23 10am-1pm
Check Out College Choir

Sit in on College Choir Rehearsal and give it a try!

  • Monday, August 23 1:00pm AE E102
  • Tuesday, August 24 6:30pm AE E102
  • Wednesday, August 25 1:00pm AE E102

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

River Days Greeting Stations

Stop by a greeting station for giveaways, answers to any questions you have, or for some directions!

  • Austin (East & West) & Albert Lea-Monday, August 23 & Tuesday, August 24 | 7:30am-1pm
  • Owatonna- Monday, September 6 & Tuesday, September 7 | 7:30am-1pm
Crafternoon in the MakerSpace and Take & Make

Come create a pencil case at the MakerSpace in the Austin East library or pick up a Take & Make kit from Student Services on your campus!

  • Tuesday, August 24  2:00pm
Riverland Food Pantry Open House

Stop by one of our Riverland Food Pantries to grab a free lunch and some groceries!

  • Austin & Albert Lea- Tuesday, August 24 11am-1pm
  • Owatonna- Tuesday, September 7 11am-1pm
Auditions for Frequency

Frequency is a student-led music group on campus that selects and performs music at many different events on an off campus in partnership with their instructor.  They perform all types of music including Imagine Dragons, Green Day, Prince, Paramore, Queen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more!  All instruments and vocalists welcome

Check Out College Choir

Sit in on College Choir Rehearsal and give it a try!

  • Monday, August 23 1:00pm AE E102
  • Tuesday, August 24 6:30pm AE E102
  • Wednesday, August 25 1:00pm AE E102

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Build a Beat

Spend 5 minutes or 50 in the Digital Arts lab checking out the technology!

  • Wednesday, August 25 11:00-11:50am  AE C141
Library BINGO

Play BINGO live at the Riverland Library on Austin's campus or via Zoom!  Players can win Riverland gear and gift cards!

  • Wednesday, August 25  11am-1pm
Riverland Mini Golf

Try your hand at a six-hole, Riverland-themed mini golf course! All participants win a prize and there will be a special drawing for those that get a hold in one!

  • Albert Lea- Wednesday, August 25 11am-1pm
  • Austin- Thursday, August 26 11am-1pm
  • Owatonna- Thursday, September 9 11am-1pm
Math & Writing Center Open House

Stop by the Writing & Match Center to grab some free lunch and to meet the awesome staff!

  • Wednesday, August 25  12pm-2pm
Check Out College Choir

Sit in on College Choir Rehearsal and give it a try!

  • Monday, August 23 1:00pm AE E102
  • Tuesday, August 24 6:30pm AE E102
  • Wednesday, August 25 1:00pm AE E102

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Riverland Mini Golf

Try your hand at a six-hole, Riverland-themed mini golf course! All participants win a prize and there will be a special drawing for those that get a hold in one!

  • Albert Lea- Wednesday, August 25 11am-1pm
  • Austin- Thursday, August 26 11am-1pm
  • Owatonna- Thursday, September 9 11am-1pm
Spam Tour & Free SpamBurger

spam burger and tour

Come take a FREE tour of the Spam Museum! The first 30 Riverland students to stop by and explore the museum get a coupon for a SpamBurger and Fries from B&Js!

  • Thursday, August 26  3-5:00 pm
Paper Plane Launch

paper plane brochure

Fold up your plane and launch it from the balcony in the Austin East Gymnasium! Win whatever prize your plan lands on!

  • Thursday, August 26  2:00pm
Auditions for Frequency

Frequency is a student-led music group on campus that selects and performs music at many different events on an off campus in partnership with their instructor.  They perform all types of music including Imagine Dragons, Green Day, Prince, Paramore, Queen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more!  All instruments and vocalists welcome

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Men's Soccer

All Riverland students that attend get a free Blue Devils Baseball Button!

  • Blue Devils VS Oak Hills Christian College, 6:30 PM

Monday, August 30, 2021

Riverland Trivia

Join Riverland Trivia held on campus and on Zoom! Compete for a chance to win!

  • Monday, August 30 3:00pm

Tuesday, August 31, 2020

Tie Dye with TRIO

Tye Dye with TRIO

Stop by the Austin East Front Lawn to Tie Dye with TRIO

  • Tuesday, August 31 10:30am-1:30pm

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Blue Devil Fair

The Blue Devil Fair (Previously the Involvement Fair) has expanded this year to include tables from departments, student groups, work study opportunities, and community resources!  Stop by to learn about what our campus and community have to offer and for chances to win!  This event will be held on the sidewalk between Austin East and West.

  • Wednesday, September 1 10am-2pm
Women's Volleyball

Free pizza for all Riverland students that attend!

  • Blue Devils VS MN West, 6:30 PM

Monday, September 6, 2021

River Days Greeting Stations

Stop by a greeting station for giveaways, answers to any questions you have, or for some directions!

  • Owatonna- Monday, September 6 & Tuesday, September 7 7:30am-1pm

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

River Days Greeting Stations

Stop by a greeting station for giveaways, answers to any questions you have, or for some directions!

  • Owatonna- Monday, September 6 & Tuesday, September 7 7:30am-1pm
Riverland Food Pantry Open House

Stop by one of our Riverland Food Pantries to grab a free lunch and some groceries!

  • Austin & Albert Lea- Tuesday, August 24 11am-1pm
  • Owatonna- Tuesday, September 7 11am-1pm

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Student Affairs BBQ

Stop by for some free lunch, to challenge the Student Affairs team in some yard games, or just to chat!  Open to all students!

  • Austin, Albert Lea, & Owatonna  Wednesday, September 8th 11am-1pm
Men's Soccer

Free pizza for all Riverland students that attend!

  • Blue Devils VS Dakota County Technical College, 7:00 PM

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Riverland Mini Golf

Try your hand at a six-hole, Riverland-themed mini golf course! All participants win a prize and there will be a special drawing for those that get a hold in one!

  • Albert Lea- Wednesday, August 25 11am-1pm
  • Austin- Thursday, August 26 11am-1pm
  • Owatonna- Thursday, September 9 11am-1pm

Friday, September 10, 2021

Women's Volleyball

All Riverland students that attend get a free Blue Devils Volleyball Button!

  • Blue Devils VS Western College, 6:30 PM